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  1. U.S. Military Sexual Assault Reports Jump 50 Percent

    Reports of sexual assaults in the U.S. military soared by an unprecedented 50 percent last year to 5,061, according to the Pentagon. Critics blasted the figures as further proof of an assault epidemic, while officials hailed them as a sign that victims are now more comfortable reporting the crimes and confident that attackers will be prosecuted. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acknowledged more remains to be done and announced further initiatives. 

    Sources: ReutersCSMNYTChristian Science Monitor

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